Amazon이 Rivian 전기차를 도입하고 고객 배송을 시작한다고 발표했다.
이로써 아마존 고객들은 볼티모어, 시카고, 댈러스, 내슈빌, 샌디에이고, 시애틀을 포함한 12개 이상의 도시에서 전기 배송 차량을 보게 되었다.
아마존은 올해 말까지 수천 대의 맞춤형 전기 배송 차량을 100개 이상의 도시에 제공하고 2030년까지 미국 전역에 100,000대를 제공할 계획이다.
최첨단 차량은 Climate Pledge의 일환으로 2040년까지 운영 전반에 걸쳐 탄소 제로에 도달하는 데 도움이 될 보다 지속 가능한 배송 차량을 만들기 위한 Amazon의 약속의 일부이다.
The Rivian Electric Delivery Van (EDV)
이번에 도입되는 배송 전용 전기차 차량(모델 : EDV700, EDV500)에 적용된 혁신적인 기술 및 특징은 다음과 같다.
○ 우수한 360도 가시성과 운전자와 보행자를 보호하는 차량 기능에 중점을 둔 안전 우선 설계.
○ 센서 감지, 고속도로 및 교통 보조 기술, 운전자 가시성을 향상시키는 대형 앞유리, 자동 비상 제동, 적응형 크루즈 컨트롤 및 충돌 경고를 포함한 혁신적인 안전 기능 제품군.
○ 배송 워크플로를 차량과 완전히 통합하여 라우팅, 내비게이션, 운전자 지원 등에 원활하게 액세스할 수 있는 업계 최초의 임베디드 기술.
○ 운전자가 차량에 접근하거나 차에서 내릴 때 자동 도어 잠금/잠금 해제, 운전자가 배송 위치에 도달하면 열리는 전동 격벽 도어와 같은 운전자 경험을 향상하고 도로에서 편의성을 제공하는 기능.
○ 추가 보호를 위해 강화된 운전석 도어와 밴 내부의 안전하고 쉬운 이동을 위해 인체 공학적으로 설계된 운전석 및 화물 공간.
○ 차량의 수명을 연장할 뿐만 아니라 가볍고 탄력적이며 저렴한 배터리.
Amazon’s Custom Electric Delivery Vehicles from Rivian Start Rolling Out Across the U.S.
July 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
Customers will see electric delivery vehicles on the road in more than a dozen cities including Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, San Diego, and Seattle
The state-of-the-art vehicles are part of Amazon’s commitment to create a more sustainable delivery fleet that will help it reach net-zero carbon across its operations by 2040 as part of The Climate Pledge
Amazon and Rivian plan to bring thousands of custom electric delivery vehicles to more than 100 cities by the end of this year, and 100,000 across the U.S. by 2030
Starting today, customers across the U.S. will begin to see custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering their Amazon packages, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis, among other cities.
This rollout is just the beginning of what is expected to be thousands of Amazon’s custom electric delivery vehicles in more than 100 cities by the end of this year—and 100,000 across the U.S. by 2030.
The vehicles are designed from the ground-up with safety, sustainability, and comfort in mind, and have been thoroughly tested by drivers across the country.
They are the product of Amazon’s partnership with Rivian, which the companies announced in 2019 when Amazon co-founded, and became the first signatory of The Climate Pledge—a commitment to reach net-zero carbon across our operations by 2040.
As part of the Pledge, Amazon is creating a more sustainable delivery fleet, and its work with Rivian is an important part of decarbonizing its last mile logistics as well as accelerating innovation that can help others reach net-zero carbon.
With its commitment to have all 100,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road by 2030, Amazon will save millions of metric tons of carbon per year.
“Fighting the effects of climate change requires constant innovation and action, and Amazon is partnering with companies who share our passion for inventing new ways to minimize our impact on the environment. Rivian has been an excellent partner in that mission, and we’re excited to see our first custom electric delivery vehicles on the road,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon.
“Today marks a significant milestone in our Climate Pledge commitment. Rivian was one of the first companies Amazon invested in through the Climate Pledge Fund, and we’re just getting started on our journey to have 100,000 of Rivian’s vehicles on the road by 2030.
And, in addition to being sustainable, these new vehicles are also great for drivers—they were designed with driver input and feedback along the way, and they’re among the safest and most comfortable delivery vehicles on the road today.”
Amazon has been testing deliveries with Rivian preproduction vehicles since 2021, delivering over 430,000 packages and accumulating over 90,000 miles.
This significant testing has allowed Rivian to continuously improve the vehicle’s performance, safety and durability in various climates and geographies as well as its state-of-the-art features to ensure driver satisfaction, and overall functionality.
Rivian has also completed certifications with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California Air Resources Board, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The custom vehicles are made at Rivian’s factory in Illinois, and include innovative technology and features such as :
○ A safety-first design focused on superior 360-degree visibility, and vehicle features that protect drivers and pedestrians.
○ A suite of innovative safety features including sensor detection, highway, and traffic assist
technology, a large windshield to enhance driver visibility, automatic emergency breaking, adaptive cruise control, and collision warnings.
○ First-of-itskind embedded technology that fully integrates the delivery workflow with the vehicle, enabling seamless access to routing, navigation, driver support and more.
○ Features to enhance the driver experience, and create ease on the road such as automatic door
locking/unlocking as the driver approaches or leaves the vehicle, and a powered bulkhead door that opens when drivers reach their delivery location.
○ A strengthened door on the driver’s side for additional protection, and an ergonomically designed
driver’s cabin and cargo area for safe, and easy movement inside the van.
○ Batteries that are light, resilient, and low cost in addition to lasting the lifetime of the vehicle.
Amazon has added thousands of charging stations at its delivery stations across the country, and will continue to invest in building an infrastructure to support a more sustainable delivery fleet.
Amazon has also partnered with the nonprofit CERES, and several other fleet operators to launch the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, bringing together companies to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. To learn more about Amazon’s sustainable transportation visit here.
Rivian exists to create products and services that help our planet transition to carbon neutral energy and transportation. Rivian designs, develops, and manufactures category-defining electric vehicles and accessories and sells them directly to customers in the consumer and commercial markets. Rivian complements its vehicles with a full suite of proprietary, value-added services that address the entire lifecycle of the vehicle and deepen its customer relationships. Learn more about the company, products, and careers at rivian.com.